Tomorrow, city of Santa Fe voters
will get to decide whether to tax high-end homes (well, ones that cost more than $750,000; there seems to be some dissent as to whether this constitutes high-end or not) to help pay for affordable housing. Zane weighed in on the tax in last week's paper
and, not to ruin the suspense or anything, but he may have more to say on it in our next issue as well. There's been lots of other activity on this election as well, including a petition drive from the Santa Fe Living Wage Network
, as well as many flyers from the Realtors' Association.
If you're not sure where to vote (city elections do not necessarily use the same polling spots you would have used in the general election) be sure to check with the city clerk's office. A list of polling places and other info is after the jump, courtesy of the city's public information office.
Date: Monday, March 09, 2009
Contact: City Clerk's Office (505) 955-6520
Special Election Tuesday, March 10
The City of Santa Fe will hold a Special Municipal Election on Tuesday, March 10. Registered voters can cast ballots in favor or against an excise tax that would fund affordable workforce housing. The following question will appear on the ballot:
“Shall the City of Santa Fe impose on purchasers an excise tax on the use by purchasers of transfer services to effectuate and facilitate the transfer of certain real property in the amount of one percent (1%) of the portion of the purchase price in excess of $750,000 to be used exclusively for affordable workforce housing?”
For more information on the Tax visit www.santafenm.gov.
Voting will take place at the following polling locations, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.:
DISTRICT #1 POLLING PLACE
Consolidated Precincts 8, 10, 22 Ft. Marcy Complex, 490 Washington Ave.
Consolidated Precincts 9, 28, 30 Ft. Marcy Complex, 490 Washington Ave.
Consolidated Precincts 11, 20, 21, 83 Gonzales Elementary School, 851 W. Alameda
Consolidated Precincts 24, 25 Alameda Middle School, 450 La Madera
Consolidated Precincts 26, 27 Alvord Elementary School, 551 Alarid
DISTRICT #2 POLLING PLACE
Consolidated Precincts 36, 44 Wood Gormley Elementary School, 141 E. Booth St.
Consolidated Precincts 37, 54 Capshaw Middle School, 351 W. Zia Road
Consolidated Precincts 42, 43 Kaune Elementary School, 1409 Monterey Drive
Consolidated Precincts 45, 46 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, 107 W. Barcelona
Precinct 47 Acequia Madre Elementary School, 700 Acequia Madre
Consolidated Precincts 48, 55 Elks BPOE 460 Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail
Precinct 52 E.J. Martinez Elementary School, 401 West San Mateo Road
Precinct 53 Public Schools Administration Building, 610 Alta Vista
DISTRICT #3 POLLING PLACE
Consolidated Precincts 12, 62, 64, 67, 75, 80, 86 Ortiz Middle School, 4164 S. Meadows Road
Consolidated Precincts 31, 34, 41, 66 Salazar Elementary School, 1231 Apache Avenue
Consolidated Precincts 32, 33 Larragoite Elementary School,1604 Agua Fria Street
DISTRICT #4 POLLING PLACE
Consolidated Precincts 29, 38, 56 Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road
Consolidated Precincts 35, 50, 74 Nava Elementary School, 2655 Siringo Road
Consolidated Precincts 39, 49 Kearny Elementary School, 901 Avenida de las Campanas
Consolidated Precincts 51, 76, 77 Chaparral Elementary School, 2451 Avenida Chaparral
Precinct 78 Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road